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Datebook: January 2007


Gerry Birnberg, Harris County Democratic Party chair, speaks at the Houston GLBT Political Caucus monthly meeting on Jan. 3, 7 p.m., at the Houston GLBT Community Center. Details: 713/521-1000, www.hglbtpc.org.

In-n-Out is the venue for Houston’s HIV+ Gay Men’s Social on Jan. 11, 7-10 p.m. Details: Kevin White, [email protected].

On Jan. 13, the Houston Parks & Recreation Department and community groups present We Are the Dream March & Rally , 8 a.m.-2 p.m., beginning at 6300 Martin Luther King Boulevard and concluding in McGregor Park. Register: www.wearethedream.org.

Congregation Beth Israel hosts religious scholar Susannah Heschel, Ph.D., Dartmouth University professor of religion and head of Judaic Studies, during a weekend of events honoring the centennial of her father, the Jewish theologian Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972). Public programs include “Women and Judaism in the 21 st Century,” a lecture by Dr. Heschel, on Jan. 14, 10 a.m-noon. Details: 713/771-6221, www.beth-israel.org.

Gay & Lesbian Switchboard Houston , a program of Montrose Counseling Center, holds volunteer training on Jan. 13-14, Jan. 20-21, and Jan. 27-28 (all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon). Register: Sally Huffer, 713/529-0037, ext. 324, [email protected].

Montrose Boulevard is part of the route of the Chevron Houston Marathon on Jan. 14, 7 a.m. start. Some proceeds support the Run for a Reason program; beneficiaries include AIDS Foundation and Casa de Esperanza de los Niños. Details: www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com.

Coronation XXIII for Empire of the Royal Sovereign Imperial Court of the Single Star takes place Jan. 18-21, with coronation ceremony on Jan. 20, 7 p.m., at the Marriott West Loop. $35. Details: www.ersicss.org.

On Jan. 18, the AIDS Foundation Houston Mukuru Arts for AIDS series presents Girls Night Out , a 7 p.m. concert featuring the work of women composers and songwriters, from Clara Schumann to the Indigo Girls, at Ovations. $20, benefiting prevention programs. Tickets: 713/623-6796 ext. 278, www.aidshelp.org.

Houston Area Bears hold its monthly social at Mary’s on Jan. 20, 9 p.m.-midnight. Details: www.houstonareabears.com.

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network and the No Name-Calling Week Coalition present national No Name-Calling Week , Jan. 22-26, seeking to address bullying of all kinds in American schools. Details: www.glsen.org , www.nonamecallingweek.org.

On Jan. 22, Houston Transgender Unity Committee hosts a 6 p.m. public presentation at the Houston GLBT Community Center on foster care in Texas by Maria Scannapieco, Ph.D., MSW, professor at the School of Social Work and director of the Center for Child Welfare at the University of Texas at Arlington, and Kirstin Painter, LCSW, project manager for the Center for Child Welfare. Details: www.htuc.org.

The groundbreaking exhibition The Modern West: American Landscapes 1890-1950 , which includes the work of gay artist Marsden Hartley, remains on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, through Jan. 28. $7 adult, $3.50 students/seniors. Details: www.mfah.org.
Theater LaB Houston presents Neil Bute’s Fat Pig, Jan. 31-Feb. 24. 8 p.m. $20-$25. Tickets: 713/868-7516, www.theaterlabhouston.com.

Legacy Community Health Services now offers flu shots on a walk-in basis, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. $20. Details: 713/830-3000, www.legacycommunityhealth.org.

Houston Equal Rights Alliance continues to recruit volunteers for data entry on the voter database on Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Details: 713/522-HERA, www.houstonera.org.


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